Windows 98 Easter Egg - Eject Your Pc!


1.Press Start.
2.Then Programs.
3.Then Applications.
4.Right click on calculator, then properties.
5.Click change icon. Double click the normal calculator icon.
6.Press Ok.
7.Press Start.
8.Wait a couple of seconds.

=) hope you like it.

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Contributed By: hyrax on 01-03-2000
Reviewed By: Webmaster
Special Requirements: Windows 98. You NEED IE4, and it doesn't work on Win98 SE.
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mathology writes:
I have Win 98, and this egg didn't do anything for my computer.
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Joe writes:
*L* Man, that was so frickin' funny I took a screen shot of it!! If you wanna see it, you can get it here: http://OMNIKEN2.tripod.com/images/EjectPC.bmp
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Anonymous writes:
I also have Win98 and this doesn't work! Anyway, what's it supposed to do?!
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KingDAZZA writes:
I saw my start menu refresh after a few secons but there was no diffrence.
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Maid Marion writes:
Ah hah! I'd call this a bug, but that's just me. What happens (when it works) is that your start menu changes. It can be hard to see, but a small down arrow appears (look below the Run command), and if you scroll down, now the Suspend and Eject PC options appear in the menu directly above Shut Down. Silly, but it does work, atleast on Win98 version 4.10.1998 with IE 4.0 SP2, version 4.72.3612.1713.
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DaGuy writes:
Ok, here's how it works...if you have Win98 with IE4, the egg should work. If you have Win98 SE (comes with IE5), then you may see your Start Menu refresh, but nothing new will appear. You HAVE to have IE4 for this to work.
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Scott writes:
All versins of Win98 come with TweakUI, just have to install it seperately. go to the tools\reskit\powertoy\ folder on the Win98 CD, right-click on tweakui.inf , then chose "Install". Then TweakUI will be in the Control Panel. It just lets you cahnge some of the settings in Windows that you couldn't change before, like menu speeds, window animation, whether little arrows show up on shortcuts, which icons show up in Control Panel, lets you repair other bits and peices of Windows, etc...
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Kinda cool! Warren - Eject is used when you have a laptop in a docking station and you want to undock it without shutting it down.
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Jared B writes:
My start menue refreshed but it was almost to fast to see
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topcat writes:
it did not work for me. what is it suppose to do?
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Hidron writes:
TweakUI is in fact included with the original Windows 98, but not on Win98 SE. It is located on the CD in \tools\reskit\powertoy TweakUI must either be installed manually, or through the add/remove programs Have Disk button and point to the above folder.
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This works for ANY shortcut in the programs menu, not just the calculator. At least this holds true for the OEM version.
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liquidmonky writes:
so..if this is only for docked laptops, what will it do to a desktop PC?
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Trp writes:
For some of you that cannot get it to work, you may be missing the simple fact that.....yes.....your computer must first be DOCKED to have it UNDOCKED : ) Find out how to 'Dock' you computer in your computer manual.
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nanderson writes:
OK. Instructions (Revised): 1. Drag any icon onto the Start menu, and hold it there 2. When the Start menu pops up, drag it onto Programs and hold it 3. Drop it in the middle of the programs menu. 4. Point your mouse button at the very bottom of the Start (not Programs) menu 5. It will scroll down to reveal Eject PC and Suspend Neither will work on Desktop PCs.
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EggMaster writes:
As a reply to oppelo: I have Win98SE, too. I read somewhere it doesn't come with TweakUI. I never tried it, but you may be able to borrow a Win98 (Original) CD and use that. You may also be able to download it. I've been looking all over microsoft.com for it. The Win95 OSR2 version available for download, though. I don't know if I'd try that version.
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If you do not have the Windows CD with Tweak UI in it, here is the location for the download of Tweak UI directly from Microsoft: http://www.microsoft.com/ntworkstation/downloads/PowerToys/Networking/NTTweakUI.asp First, create a new folder on your desktop. When you download TUI, be sure that this is where you save it. Now, when you go to install it, it will automatically want to look for the files in your non existant Windows CD. So change where it looks for the files to the new folder on your desktop. Now you are ready to install. Tweak UI works with many Windows operating systems, not just Win98. Have fun!
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Mike writes:
This egg (I call it a bug) is not unique to Win98! It is unique to IE4. It will work on Windows 95 computers that have IE4 installed with it the Active Desktop with it (you can re-run setup to install it). It already comes with Win95 C. I have tested this on my computer with Win95 before I upgraded to IE5.
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EggMaster writes:
If you have the latest version of TweakUI and change the setting to add documents to the Documents menu on the Start Menu, right when it updates you can see the Eject PC and Suspend choices. They were carried over from Win95, the Suspend choice will still work.
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Davin writes:
I have Windows 98 Second Edtion. In the help facility their is a option that says ejecting docked computers. Select that and will say Eject PC on Start Menu
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burbble writes:
Yea, this just refreshed my start menu and did nothing else. Probably because I have IE 5.5 :)
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Peach writes:
Wow, this seems to be a well-known egg.... I've seen it on all the easter egg sites I've been to so far. And it's good to know what eject PC does now, at first I was afraid that if I clicked there my disk drive would shoot out of the computer ^_^;
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Andy writes:
To eject your computer from its docking bay Click Start, and then click Eject PC. The computer is released from the docking bay. Notes Configuration information is changed for docked and undocked computers. When the computer is docked, the computer’s configuration is reset and Eject PC appears on the Start menu. When the computer is not docked, Eject PC does not appear on the Start menu. For more information about docking and undocking your computer, see the documentation for your computer.
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Razor389 writes:
I couldn't get this to work on mine and i have windows 98
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JH writes:
Ok, people, Eject is for LAPTOPS only. Eject was first thought of when laptops had docks that slid off. First you would press eject to prepare the laptop for the hardware changes, docks normally and things that the laptop did not, then it would remove. SO, this is for laptops with docks.
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I did this...the start menu changed...I got suspend and eject. Eject did nothing and suspend simply scared me to death. What does eject normally do?
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Trax writes:
Tweakui wasn't packaged with 98 or 95 regardless of revision, it is available on the relevant resource kits or the Win9x Powertoys which are downloadable from microsoft.com
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Wahrk writes:
okay....this may be an egg, but it's pointless. Suspend does nothing more than put your computer on standby (energy saver mode) This can be done from the Shut Down dialog box, or by setting a timer in the Display control panel under Screen Saver. Eject PC undocks a laptop from a docking station. That's it.
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Dude writes:
I tried this egg and it didn't work.
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dark_angel writes:
ok, stupid Q here, what is "TweakUI", what does it do & how does it work? i'm always interested in trying something as long as it's worthwhile & not harmful to my computer. lauri dark angel {D}
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Scott writes:
All versins of Win98 come with TweakUI, just have to install it seperately. go to the tools\reskit\powertoy\ folder on the Win98 CD, right-click on tweakui.inf , then chose "Install". Then TweakUI will be in the Control Panel.
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verelis writes:
suspend and eject PC were even translated in non-English versions
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jz4208 writes:
To get this to work on Win98 SE: 1. Have a Win95 CD handy. 2. Get 98Lite from http://www.98lite.net 3. Do a "Shell Replacement". This will also eradicate IE5 from your system. 4. Follow 98Lite instructions. 5. Download and install IE4 with Active Desktop. 6. Proceed with standard egg instructions. It would be very funny if something like this was on a Mac because you drag disks to the Trash to eject them...get what I'm saying?
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No wonder it wouldn't work. I'm using a UMAX laptop. >,<
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julzfly writes:
hrmmm . . its not working for me on win98 :(
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pineapple writes:
The instructions are even more baffling when you're using an IBM thinkpad on a docking station. The result of all the clicking is that you get an option to eject your P.C. Err, just like it had before all the clicking!
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Melanie writes:
I have Windows98 and nothing happened when I did this.
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its not Second Edition cause i did it before an if it is Internet Explorer 5 then all you have to do is not install it you just open a folder and get an earlier version but you ant use any of the IE features
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GeorgiaGhost writes:
AHA!! If you do not have the CD, you can download TweakUI directly from microsoft here- (Copy & paste the link to your address bar) http://www.microsoft.com/ntworkstation/downloads/PowerToys/Networking/NTTweakUI.asp
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Evilfredman writes:
For those of you wondering, Suspend is a power saving thingybob and eject PC is for laptops. Why it is on non-laptop computers, I'll never know.
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dudeman93 writes:
Another way to do this is, to run a disk defragment. Whilst doing this the Eject PC and Suspend Icons will appear for a few moments.
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Karsini writes:
This works in Windows 95 with IE4 and the Active Desktop too. I tried it on a 486DX2-66 a few years back. The PC didn't have APM, therefore no Suspend option. If any shortcut on the Start Menu was changed both Eject PC and Suspend would appear. This is more of a bug than an egg.
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strekat writes:
There is nothing really funny about this... its s standard windows thing that shows up.. when you plug your laptop into a docking station. when you want to take the laptop out.. simply click "eject PC" and it will eject itself from the dockin station. sorry to spoil the fun.. but thats what it is
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mac73006 writes:
This worked for me in the latest windows 95 with IE4 and usb support. It didnt work in windows 98 though.
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Clicko man writes:
How did you find this out? I wonder this with every egg.
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it's me JD writes:
just to confirm this does not work on 98se explorer 5.0 all that happens is the start menu refreshes and the first time i tried it it crashed my pc!
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Jockepocke writes:
It is working on Win95 Swedish version updated with IE4.01 SP2. I have tested!
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sketch2002 writes:
It worked for me, even on an icon not related to windows, Hellfire add on for Diablo. You don't have to double-click on the icon, you can hit ok instead.
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@ssKicker writes:
What is the option "Eject" supposed to do? "Suspend" made me think there was some overlooked virus in Windows! Yes, that's right, ANOTHER one!
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